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15Jul/08Off

Web Design

Design is not trivial, but it's not the only thing in your advertising. Many people use up all of their energy (or budget) working on the look-- and then they have nothing left for the functional work of their marketing: for making messages, for getting found by Google, for learning how to manage their own pages. Design skills (and dollars) are best suited for Image Advertising and Image Ads are not well suited for either the internet or small business. Customers have questions and they buy where they get answers. Images have a hard time answering specific questions.

For new websites, we use WordPress--and only WordPress. We've got about 93 reasons for this choice, but related to design, the big reason is this: why pay for design when you may not need it and you can get it free?  There is a very large community of thousands of WordPress users and many people contribute exceptional design that is free, nearly free, or just plain amazing! NeighborWave helps you select from thousands of existing designs and then modifies it for correct functionality and your tastes. One of the things that we love about WordPress is that you can re-design your site later and when you're ready--the design gets changed with ONE CLICK. And all that happens while your site continues to answer specific questions.

Why WordPress? YOU get an edit button right on the website. Making changes to your own content is about as hard as using email. Also, because we can work on the design AFTER your content is up and working-- and that helps a lot of people get UNstuck. If you hire us to do your website it gets DONE-- it's good advertising -and- you can keep working on it. Yes, you can get the look that you want, but shouldn't that happen AFTER you know your site will bring you new business?

Sample WordPress Websites

We'll show you how easy it is to create pages right now!

22Aug/08Off

WordPress Consulting

NeighborWave is a WordPress Consultant Heaven! We usually WordPress in the context of Creating Great Advertising for Small and Local Businesses. Yes, that definitely includes freelancers. Our Rates Are Low enough to be able to promise that even a one person business benefits easily. First, we promise: your site will get done on time. Days, not weeks. Next, we'll help search engines find you. Your site really can help your business sell products--even if your only product is time.

ALL OF OUR WordPress WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS INCLUDES TRAINING FOR 2 PEOPLE.

YOU get to be in control of your own internet publishing
without the hassle of learning everything from the ground up.

When we create new sites We Only Use WordPress-- it's that good. NeighborWave does great real-world WordPress Consulting. Design, Plugins, Themes, Multiple WordPress Sites in a Single Database-- you name it. If you are having a problem, we can fix your WordPress.

Here's what you can get when you use WordPress.

Benefits for HOW you work on your advertising:

  1. An Edit Button For You. The WordPress 2.7 Menus are super easy to use. If you can do email-- you can work on your own site.
  2. A wealth of available talent- not just us! There are millions of WordPress sites and someone had to make every last one. That means you can get real help because there are lots of WordPress Consultants.
  3. SEO (Search Engine Optimization). WordPress is an excellent platform for Search Optimizing your pages. If your website doesn't get found, can you really call it advertising? Our SEO kicks butt and is cheap.

Website Features. These are standard with every NeighborWave website.

  1. A backup Every Day emailed to you. You can pick less than every day if you'd like.
  2. OR a backup every day on your site. It doesn't get any easier than automatic.
  3. Statistics. Who visited? When (by the hour)? What search brought them? What did they look at?
  4. Easy to use SEO tools. Pick the right words and get them on your pages.
  5. Email button for visitors.
  6. Social Networking link tools for visitors.

Website Add-ons. Very low-priced, but full features.

  1. Shopping Cart. Again, with an edit button for you.
  2. Picture and Product Galleries. Again, with an edit button for you. You can upload your own and know that they'll display just great.
  3. Slideshows. Again, with an edit button for you.